Alexandra Churchill Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives
Alexandra is an author, researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) and Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1). Her first book, the critically acclaimed Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War was published in 2014 by The History Press. Her second book, Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War (2015) was her first collaboration with Andrew Holmes.
Peter Doyle Kitchener’s Mob
Peter is a military historian specialising in the role of terrain in warfare. He wrote the internationally bestselling The First World War in 100 Objects.
Gerald Gliddon Somme 1916, VCs of the First World War series
Gerald is a leading authority on First World War history and his book Somme 1916 has become an indispensable reference guide for anyone wanting to understand this theatre of warfare. He has written extensively on this period, including: VCs of 1914, The Final Days 1918 and VCs Handbook: The Western Front 1914-1918.
Andrew Holmes Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives
Andrew is a researcher and photographer who has been visiting the battlefields of the Great War for over twelve years. He collaborated with Alexandra Churchill on Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War (2015).
Trevor Royle The Kitchener Enigma
Trevor is a broadcaster and an award-winning author specializing in the history of war and empire. His most recent books include Culloden: Scotland’s Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire, and Montgomery: Lessons in Leadership from the Soldier’s General. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Advisory Panel for Commemorating the First World War.
Penny Starns Sisters of the Somme
Penny is a writer and historian with a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Bristol. She was also a nurse in the ICU for 20 years. She has written many books about female heroines in the twentieth century for The History Press, including: Odette: World War Two’s Darling Spy (2009), Surviving Tenko: The True Story of Margot Turner (2010), Blitz Families: The Children who Stayed Behind (2012), and Oceans Apart: Stories of Overseas Evacuees in World War Two (2014).